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In the past two years, half a dozen chemical disasters have ripped apart Texas neighborhoods, sent dozens of people to the hospital and killed unsuspecting bystanders as well as workers. Texas Public Radio and Houston Public Media spent the better part of 2020 investigating these events to answer the question: why do so many chemical disasters keep happening in Texas, and what—if anything—is being done to prevent more?
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Posted on · Trustees for the Houston-area school district are considering terminating a contract it signed in 2021 that would create a campus-based health clinic at Humble High School. Memorial Hermann says it does not provide gender-affirming care to anyone younger than age 18 and that parents must consent to any services provided at the clinic.
Posted on · Statewide, summer temperatures just barely trailed those in 2011.
Posted on · The funding bill was a long shot, but far-right U.S. representatives said it didn’t go far enough in promoting their priorities, including border security and defunding investigations into Donald Trump.
Posted on · Contaminants from the two waste pits have been carried to nearby homes during floods since the 1960s. Residents used to play in the waste pits before they were made aware of just how toxic they are.
Posted on · One of the first Black settlers of League City, Alexander Winfield paid about $750 for more than 30 acres of land in the early 1900s.
Posted on · Clayten Hearrell was let go from the Galveston County DA's Office in July after allegedly failing to disclose evidence during a murder trial in 2022.
Posted on · Amazon Studios' new film "A Million Miles Away" tells the remarkable true story of Jose Hernandez.
Posted on · The University of Houston wore Oilers-like uniforms earlier this year, but a Rice official called it a coincidence, saying the Owls' plans have been in the works since January.
Posted on · J. Mark Penley, Ryan Vassar, David Maxwell and James Blake Brickman have alleged they were terminated in violation of the state’s whistleblower protection laws.
Posted on · Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina delve into the latest news in national and local politics.
Posted on · Senate Bill 2205, which passed in 2017, prohibits cities in Texas from regulating driverless vehicles.
Posted on · The latest figure is 68% higher than an earlier estimate of $34 billion, and it’s unclear when — or whether — Congress will appropriate the money to build the massive system of gates intended to protect the Houston region from storm surge.
Posted on · August this year was the driest one on record in the past 129 years, according to drought data.
Posted on · On Friday's show: With federal student loans coming due again, we discuss a new initiative seeking to increase transparency in borrowing money for college.
Posted on · The Houston Matters panel of non-experts weighs in on stories from the week’s news and decides if they’re good, bad, or ugly.
Posted on · "The Astros Edge: Triumph and Scandal in Major League Baseball," which will premiere Oct. 3 on PBS, chronicles the team's rise to prominence as well as its sign-stealing scheme.
Posted on · “Previously the onus was on the property owner and now the city is taking back that responsibility,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner.
Posted on · Students applying to partnered universities will see the same language in each financial aid package to more easily compare the out-of-pocket cost of college.
Posted on · The 5-year contract will allow METRO to create its own bike share system, as the city’s current vendor, BCycle, struggles with financial difficulties.
Posted on · Murphy, who was convicted of the 2000 carjacking and murder of an elderly woman, is one of at least two Jewish individuals on Texas’ death row.